New Leaders Set to Provide Value to Members Across Association’s
Three Pillars of Education, Advocacy and Networking
(Arlington, VA) — On March 23, 2020, SNAC International Business Members unanimously approved a new slate of officers to serve on the Executive
Committee, as well as a new class of Directors-at-Large to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors. Rob Sarlls, President & CEO, Wyandot, Inc. begins his one-year term as new Chairman of the Board. On March 24, 2020, SNAC’s Associate Members approved a new Associate Executive Council (AEC) slate of officers, as well as two new AEC Directors-at-Large. David Read, Senior Vice President of Sales, Printpack was elected to serve as new AEC President.
“SNAC International is pleased to welcome a new group of leaders to serve on our Board of Directors and Associate Executive Council,” said Elizabeth Avery, President & CEO. “The incoming class of officers and directors represents a diverse cross section of our category and is well-positioned to ensure our member companies receive maximum value from their membership.”
SNAC International’s 2020-2021 Executive Committee is as follows:
Chairman: Rob Sarlls, President & CEO, Wyandot, Inc.
1st Vice Chairman: Mike Harper, Vice President, Finance & CFO, Rudolph Foods
2nd Vice Chair: Greg Pearson, CEO, Pretzels, Inc.
Past Chairman: Fritz Kohmann, CFO, Shearer’s Foods
Past Chairman: Dan Sifer, SVP, Supply Chain/Contract Manufacturing, Herr Foods
Treasurer: Ramiro Fernandez, CFO & Sr. VP, Finance, Herr Foods
Secretary: Leanne Oliver, SVP, General Counsel, Frito-Lay North America
Associate Executive Council President: David Read, SVP of Sales, Printpack
SNAC General Counsel: Martin Hahn, Partner, Hogan Lovells
SNAC President & CEO: Elizabeth Avery
The following Directors-at-Large begin three-year terms on the Board:
Jeff Almond, Industry Manager – Snack Food Packaging, Heat and Control
Bernard Kreilmann, President & CEO, Eagle Family Foods Group, LLC
Megan Reamer, Co-Founder & CEO, Jackson’s Honest
Michelle Reardon, VP of Communications, Campbell Snacks Division, The Campbell Soup Co.
Todd Staub, EVP and Chief Administration Offer, Utz Quality Foods, LLC
On Tuesday, March 24 during the annual meeting, SNAC Associate Members voted to approve a new Associate Executive Council slate. The AEC is the
governing body representing Associate Members. With the goal of enhancing networking opportunities between suppliers and snack producers, the AEC makes
recommendations to the Board, providing a voice for associate members and ensuring all of SNAC’s events and offerings provide enhanced value for the group.
The 2020-2021 AEC slate is as follows:
President: David Read, SVP of Sales, Printpack
Past President: Sean Shanley, VP of Business Development, Bryce Corporation
Secretary: Jeff Almond, Industry Manager – Snack Food Packaging, Heat and Control
1st Vice President: Lisa Stern, SVP, Sales & Marketing, LifeSpice Ingredients
- 2nd Vice President: Tina Hacker, Sales Account Manager – Specialty Powders, Land O’Lakes
Mike Cantore*, VP of Sales, Carolina Ingredients
Cassie Edwards, Account Manager, Kerry
Rocco Fucetola, VP Sales and Marketing, BluePrint Automation
Kevin Pecha*, Sales Manager, AZO Incorporated
Steven Wolfe, General Manager – North America, TNA North America
*Indicates new AEC Director-at-Large.
“We look forward to working with SNAC’s new Chairman Rob Sarlls, AEC President David Read, and the entire leadership in the coming year to continue providing benefits to members across our three pillars of education, advocacy and networking,” said Ms. Avery. “On behalf of all members and staff, we thank Past Chairman Fritz Kohmann for his guidance during the past year, especially through this time of crisis over the past month. Fritz substantially raised the bar for member engagement and has set a new standard that will benefit the association for years to come.”
For a complete list of the SNAC Board of Directors and Associate Executive Council, click here.
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About SNAC International: Founded in 1937, SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association) is the leading international trade association for the snack industry representing over 400 companies worldwide, including suppliers, marketers and manufacturers. Upon its three pillars of education, advocacy, and networking, SNAC is committed to connecting the snack industry to create growth and opportunity.